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Meaning of WARDER

Pronunciation:  'wordur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the chief official in charge of a prison

WARDER is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: warden
 See Also: law officer, lawman, peace officer, wardress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ward"er\, n.
1. One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard. ``The warders
   of the gate.'' --Dryden.

2. A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in
   chief, and used in signaling his will.

         When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind, Casts
         down his warder to arrest them there. --Daniel.

         Wafting his warder thrice about his head, He cast it
         up with his auspicious hand, Which was the signal,
         through the English spread, This they should charge.